This last weekend Dwyatt and I visited my family in Colorado.  It was so nice to get to spend a weekend with them, even if it was short and went by quick!  I am learning the value of my family more and more, especially now living so far away from them.  We have always been really close, and it’s hard now that seeing each other means either a ride in an airplane or a day in a car. 

The more I start dwell on this fact the more and more important it becomes to live closer to them.  I want my children to grow up 15 minutes from their grandparents just like I did.  (No I’m not pregnant… give me a couple more years…)  I’m still very close with my grandparents and visit with them several times a week.  It’s a special relationship I wouldn’t trade for the world.  I wish I could just call my Mom and go have coffee with her on a Saturday morning, or meet up with my Dad for lunch during the week.  I wish that whenever I went to an industry event for young energy professionals that my brother would be there (he is also a member of the oil industry!  yay!). 

I think that in order to make that dream a reality, one day we’ll just have to choose to drastically change our lives and make it a priority to be together.  That will be the only way.  And you know what?  That’s ok, because family is worth any sacrifice. 

Until then I’ll simply try to soak up every minute we have together on our short visits, and remember that no matter how far apart we are, our love for each other never changes

This weekend we spent some of Saturday playing 42 with Pap.  He is from south Texas, and has been playing 42 for probably about 80 years now… definitely a family tradition!  This past weekend my brother and I won!  Yes!  Best partner ever :) 


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